Rotary Club of Sidcup Educational Trust - or RoSET for short- was set up in
1985 as a registered charity (No 293030) with the aim of making financial
grants to young people up to the age of 25 years who live, are being educated
or work in our area, and who need help with pursuing educational and character
forming projects. Grants are given for a wide variety of projects both at home
and abroad. We encourage young people from all backgrounds and abilities to
make use of the opportunity provided by RoSET. Please note that grants cannot be given to support
normal college or university fees.
objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to young people to
enable them to take part in challenging and character-building ventures. Any
award will be a contribution towards the total cost of the venture and will be
determined on an individual basis.
the years RoSET has made over 200 awards enabling young people to participate
in activities both at home and abroad. RoSET has assisted young people in
travelling to many parts of the world to pursue a wide variety of voluntary
work. This has included teaching underprivileged children, participating in
conservation research projects, and attending World Scout Jamborees, to name
but a few. Closer to home, the performing arts and sporting activities have
been supported along with participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In
recent times, RoSET has teamed up with the Bexley Council Sports Department to
form an Olympic Legacy programme to assist young athletes in their chosen
sporting disciplines. Music in Bexley has received considerable support over
the years through a long-term association with Bexley Music and its
should be made on the form (below), which can be downloaded, together with the
attached notes, which are designed to help you with your application. Note 5
deals with the Confidential Report which is essential in every case.
if I am successful?
you have successfully completed your event, you will be expected to submit a
brief report about your project and how you have
benefited personally from it. You may be
invited to a Sidcup Rotary Club meeting to talk about your experience. We are
always very happy to have successful applicants speak to the club about their
experience. Should the event/project be cancelled or the applicant be unable to
attend the grant must be fully refunded.
Trustees reserve the right to refuse any application without giving reasons for
their decision, which shall be deemed final.
The RoSET Award Scheme is operated by the Rotary Club of Sidcup on behalf of
the Trustees of the Trust. The capital to finance the scheme was contributed by
members, their friends, local firms and organisations as part of their
voluntary support to the local community.